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Smiths Cold CPES Epoxy : Can this be used to strengthen punky spalted wood before finishing process?? Will finishes adhere/soak in?

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The answer is yes to both questions. I have used this epoxy to strengthen spalted wood. Also, there are many times when I will apply a coat of epoxy before applying a spar varnish finish. It is a very good combination. Finally, virtually all glues will adhere to the epoxy surface where they will not stick well to a varnished surface.

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Hi Jim:I have not yet applied paint or varnish over the CPES. Smith's website says that it is specifically made to be an underlayer for varnish. Check it out.

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If I understand punky spalted wood correctly the answer is yes.You'll need to apply it once or twice a day for several days until the wood has soaked up enough to do the job.Once you do that any finishes ( Varnish, LP, paint)will adhere very well.

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